Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Plan to visit Whakatane River Walk during your Whakatane vacation using our convenient Whakatane vacation trip planner.
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  • A lovely easy walk along the river, take your bike, skateboards or just run/walk. Lit up at night, can take you dogs down this area. Watch the locals have a fish or the rowers training down the river....  read more »
  • Nice easy relaxing stroll up the river. Very well maintained. Great views over the river mouth. This is easy walking on flat pavement. 
  • Nice quite walk along river side. Cool breaze and lovely hill view. Kids slides on the both end. Great view with all the boats floating 
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